The winning projects have been rvealed in the New York CityVision Competition. Goal of CityVision Mag's latest design competition was to imagine New York City in the future if the manipulation of the urban context and its architectural objects, joined with its inhabitants, is influenced by SPACE and TIME.
CityVision received 151 projects from all five continents and 32 different countries. "The New York City Vision competition provoked a series of bold and evocative propositions that are not limited to designing solutions, instead these speculations are concerned with imagining a possible future," said competition juror Roland Snooks.
The international jury was comprised of president Joshua Prince-Ramus (REX NY) and Eva Franch i Gilabert (Storefront for Art and Architecture), Roland Snooks (Kokkugia), Shohei Shigematsu (OMA NY), Alessandro Orsini (Architensions), and Mitchell Joachim (Terreform One).
The award ceremony of NYCVC will take place in Rome at the end of September simultaneous with the launch of Issue 7 of CityVision Magazine showcasing the best proposals from the competition.
Following are the winning projects (to see all entries, click here).
FIRST PRIZE: Eirini Giannakopoulou and Stefano Carera (Vigone, Italy) with Hilario Isola and Matteo Norzi (Brooklyn, NY)
Future, present and past have always been fundamental concepts in every phase of developing which the history of New York City has faced. Things here change very fast, although others never change. With such spirit in mind, we have interpreted the competition as an homage to Romanian-born American artist, architect, cartoonist and illustrator, Saul Steinberg (1914–1999). Among many masterpieces, he is the author of famous The New Yorker magazine cover (March 29, 1976) “View of the World from 9th Avenue”. Such drawing has come to represent Manhattan’s telescoped interpretation of the country beyond the Hudson River. Showing the supposedly limited mental geography of Manhattanites, it has become iconic as a representation of one of the most influential and perhaps the last ideal city ever existed. - read more
SECOND PRIZE: Enrico Pieraccioli (Prato, Italy) and Claudio Granato (Noci, Italy)
Human Heritage Site. Every form of progress, every technological invention, linked to the development society, brings with it a double image: Into success is also included anxiety and danger of his possible and probable failure. Study and design the means to avoid such a disaster becomes almost important as the study progress. If it’s true that the destructive effects never cease to act, and that they are repeated in the history of every cycle, it is true that what is civilization at a given time, will be the primitive state in the next moment. Creation and Destruction, the scene endlessly. The feverish speculative activity in human years, within the “grid”, has led to a heaviness of the Earth. The temperature increases slowly. Regardless of the most mortifying surprises, the earth continues its transformation toward equilibrium. - read more
FARM PRIZE: Miles Fujiki (New York, NY)
(The project has been judged by Andrea Bartoli of Farm Cultural Park.)
Institute for Imagining New York In the uncertain city, brute economics dictates physical form and experience. This truth is entrenched in the collective imagination to the degree that it becomes nearly impossible to think of a future urbanity not premised on profitability. Any alternative imagination evaporates. But in New York, a shrinking group of city dreamers—artists, writers, historians, lunatics, futurists, architects, urban archeologists, mystics, skateboarders—resists this condition. Feeding on the history of a place, its atmosphere and material state, they produce alternative realities that are gradually woven into New York. These realities are both firmly grounded in the city and constantly drifting above, below, into the past, into the future. - read more
The jury also awarded eight Honorable Mentions to:
Click here to see the complete list of entries.
All images courtesy of CityVision.